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    I just listrened to one of those Mojo magazine freebies (the Blues one) . I have had my pulse rate seriously affected in a n upward direction by Hound Dog Taylor and his 'Let's Get Funky' .

    I therefore am commending his immortal soul to this board.

    Any other blues bods you might care to recommend for a listen?
    Specialising in Rusty Goffe since 2009

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    For the funk or just cos they're good?

    GOOD:
    Anything by John Lee Hooker, especially This Is Hip and Boogie Chillun.
    Anything by Howlin' Wolf, especially the London Sessions and This Is Howlin' Wolf's New Album
    Anything by Muddy Waters, especially Electric Mud (for the funk), Mannish Boy, Hoochie Coochie Man and I Just Wanna Make Love
    Memphis Minnie: anything
    Memphis Slim: ditto (there's a very funny tune he used to do live called If You See Kay (geddit?))
    Blind Willie McTell: ditto (incidentally, Blind Willie died about one hour before I was born. Spooky)
    BB King: The Thrill Is Gone (bizarrely, BB King recorded two albums for ABC with Philly's MFSB and one of the tunes, Philadelphia, is rockin', with Early Young on skins).

    There's also some really good British blues, the best of which is Jo-Ann Kelly, who sadly died very young. Her albums are very collectable now, not least since Gilles Peterson started playing some stuff. I knew her and her brother, Dave, who is absolutely the best guitarist in the country (I used to cook in his restaurant). If you ever wanna hear blues played in the UK, go see Dave Kelly play solo, just him and an acoustic guitar. Awesome. Dave was playing with Muddy Waters and various other touring blues artists when he was a teenager in the 60s.
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      There was this band in my local a couple of days ago called 'The Wireless Set'. Three old guys playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar and a bass. They were incredible. They guy singing had the most amazing voice and managed to do justice to 'Tupelo Honey' (which I've been caning ever since), the playing was incredible and the lead electric guitar was fat and warm and nicely reverbed up. It was a hell of a nice way to get drunk.

      Sorry. That was no help at all. But if you're ever in Poole and these guys are on then check them out.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by [b
        Quote[/b] (MystDrF @ Mar. 20 2004,10:57)]Any other blues bods you might care to recommend for a listen?
        Definitley go for Slim Harpo!

        'Shake Your Hips' is itching to be sampled...if it hasn't already
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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] ]ladyboygrimsby Posted on Mar. 20 2004,11:32
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          For the funk or just cos they&#39;re good?
          I was thinking more of stuff that would go a bit beyond what people would immediately think of as blues - stereotypically the &#39;I got up this morning&#39; stuff . If funky means folks could dance to it then funky it is.

          That said I admire your taste.
          Originally posted by [b
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          Quote (MystDrF @ Mar. 20 2004,10:57)
          Any other blues bods you might care to recommend for a listen?

          Definitley go for Slim Harpo&#33;

          &#39;Shake Your Hips&#39; is itching to be sampled...if it hasn&#39;t already
          I would recommend Love Sculpture&#39;s take on Shake Your Hips also .
          Specialising in Rusty Goffe since 2009

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] (Col Wolfe @ Mar. 20 2004,11:39)]Definitley go for Slim Harpo&#33;

            &#39;Shake Your Hips&#39; is itching to be sampled...if it hasn&#39;t already
            I&#39;d second that one. I&#39;m Dynamite and King Bee are also great. Not sure I&#39;ve ever heard anything bad by him.
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